Newcastle New Year's Eve 2012 Fireworks, Party, Events Live Stream
In Newcastle, Tyne and Wear you can Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a bang as the popular early evening fireworks and pyrotechnic display lights up Newcastle and Gateshead. Make your way to Newcastle Civic Centre for 6pm and wave goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012. The annual fireworks and pyrotechnic display, accompanied by an evocative and inspiring musical arrangement, is guaranteed to get you in the party spirit.
Locals in Newcastle hits the bars and clubs of the Quayside, waiting for the spectacular midnight fireworks over the River Tyne, with the iconic backdrop of the Tyne Bridge and Millenium Bridge to Baltic Quay. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. It was designed by the engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, who later designed the Forth Road Bridge, and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbrough. At the time of its construction it was the world's longest single span bridge. The bridge was officially opened on 10 October 1928 by King George V and has since become a defining symbol of Tyneside. It currently stands as the tenth tallest structure in the city.
The Tyne Gorge, between Newcastle on the north bank and Gateshead, a separate town and borough, on the south bank, is famous for a series of dramatic bridges, including the Tyne Bridge of 1928 which was built by Dorman Long of Middlesbrough, and Robert Stephenson's High Level Bridge of 1849, the first road/rail bridge in the world.
Large-scale regeneration has replaced former shipping premises with imposing new office developments; an innovative tilting bridge, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge was commissioned by Gateshead Council and has integrated the older Newcastle Quayside more closely with major cultural developments in Gateshead, including the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the venue for the Turner Prize 2011 and the Norman Foster-designed The Sage Gateshead music centre. The Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides are now a thriving, cosmopolitan area with bars, restaurants and public spaces. As a tourist promotion, Newcastle and Gateshead have linked together under the banner "NewcastleGateshead", to spearhead the regeneration of the North-East. The River Tyne had the temporary Bambuco Bridge in 2008 for ten days; it was not made for walking, road or cycling, but was just a sculpture.